The Difference Between “Now” and “Then”

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism | 3 comments

Some things never change. There are still hot dogs at baseball games. There are still fish in Kentucky Lake. And there are still Methodists meeting on a yearly basis to talk business and make decisions. In the past two weeks, I’ve been to two Annual Conferences. And, at those sessions, I spoke with pastors and leaders of the Church at length. Something was different. In years past, Conference was a coming together of factions. Sounds...

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Major Questions at the Heart of Call to Action

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Leading the Church, Main, Methodism, Society at Large, Uncategorized, US Politics | 0 comments

The United Methodist Call To Action has created a variety of responses and questions across the United Methodist Church. The debate has created some very healthy conversations in the local church and has opened the door for broader conversations at the regional level. At the Memphis Conference Spiritual Growth Retreat, Bishop Ben Chamness offered some leadership on the matter, drawing clergy into a conversation that some of them were not even...

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